Monday, January 9, 2012

Crux

I recently bought a bottle of Dubonnet in order to make a Dubonnet Cocktail. The bottle was fairly inexpensive and seemed completely worth it... until I tried it. Overly sweet and... chewy? Just gross. While it sucked as half of a cocktail, I was undeterred and looked for a cocktail that used it well as a mixer. In discovering the Crux, I found exactly what I was looking for. An ideal balance of sweet, tart, and hearty. A new favorite of a drink that uses my underutilized bottle... who could complain?

I'll complain, the main ingredient is pricy Cognac... but still... a gem.

Crux

1 oz Cognac
3/4 oz Dubonnet
3/4 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz Lemon Juice

Shake.
Strain.
Savor.


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